In order to use an online casino, whether you want to play for real money or for fun, you have to open an user account. In the following article, we describe the account opening procedures, the differences between the two gaming options and answer to common questions.
When you decide to play at an online casino for the first time, whether you use real money or play “fun mode” using virtual money, you are prompted to open a user account. The personal data required to open a real money account is more intensive than for opening a “fun mode” account, since real money transactions will take place. Let us start by the covering how to open a “fun mode” user account, which is easier and quicker.
Open a “fun mode” account
To open this kind of account you must provide some basic personal details as well as choose a username. Once selected, you are assigned a password, and you can also choose a nickname, whose use remains optional. Often an email address is required where the username and password can be sent. When playing in “fun mode,” certain gaming options are not accessible: for example you cannot play progressive games and live games, directed by a “flesh and bones” dealer.
Theoretically, you can play for fun for as long as you want. In practice, however, you only have a certain amount of virtual chips and depending on the online casino policy, this amount can be renewed if it runs out. As for gaming options, single player is the only available format.
Opening an account to play with “fun” or real money
To open a real money account you will need to enter more personal data than for a “for fun” account. The management of a real money player's account, including deposits and withdrawals, is far more delicate. The personal data transmitted to an online casino are kept in strict confidentiality and are never communicated to third parties. Below is a sample of the kind of data which is required by online casinos when you open a player account.
- User name: User name is the name that you receive when you open the account.
- Password: A code of your choice made up of 5 to 10 alphanumeric characters. Password verification: You must retype the password to confirm your choice.
- Email Address:
- City: The city of residence.
- State: The state where you reside.
- Country: The state of residence.
- C.A.P.: The zip code.
- Phone: Home Phone.
- Fax: Fax number.
- Date of birth: day, month, year.
For a real money account, in addition to basic personal data, you have to provide bank account information, or any other cash source, from which the money you deposit or withdraw from the online casino will be taken.
It is of extreme importance that all data you provide is accurate, otherwise you may encounter problems to get the payouts. Always keep in mind that when something is not clear, at any time, you can contact the casino’s customer assistance to ask for clarification. This is also a good time to check how their customer service is overall and what their response time is.